CORVALLIS, Ore. - Several annual Native American celebrations are taking place Friday and Saturday at Oregon State University.

The 17th annual Salmon Bake will be Friday, May 15, noon to 3 p.m., at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 311 S.W. 26th St., on campus. That evening, Laura GrizzlyPaws, a First Nations person from British Columbia, will share a protected species presentation, incorporating a St'at'mic creation story and bear dance. She will talk from 5-7 p.m. in Milam Auditorium.

The 39th annual Powwow will take place May 16 at Gill Coliseum. It is a free, family-friendly and open-to-public event. There will be traditional dances, drums, and Native American vendors. The event runs from 1-10:30 p.m. with a late afternoon break. Come at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. to witness Grand Entry. During the break from 5-6 p.m., a performance by the Titlakawan-Aztec Dancers will take place. Performers also will share the history and significance of their dance.

These events are sponsored by SEAC and the Native American Longhouse, and funded by SORCE. For disability accommodations, call: 541-737-2738.

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Luhui Whitebear, 541-737-2738;